Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology
Infectious disease research, prevention, and patient care are well established traditions at the NYU School of Medicine and Bellevue Hospital, and we continue to build on those traditions.
"Confronting an Ever-Present Threat in Hospitals – AN UNWASHED HAND, an uncovered cough, inadequately sterilized instruments. In a hospital, any breach, small or large, can set off a chain reaction of deadly infections. The margin for error is so small that 1 in 25 patients in the United States battles at least one infection acquired during hospital care, known as a nosocomial infection. Because hospitals care for the nation’s most gravely ill patients, they regularly encounter a range of tenacious bacterial, viral, fungal, and parasitic infections that can readily incubate and spread among other patients if not aggressively countered. Consequently, ... " << full article on pg. 20 >